Fuse ODG

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Fuse ODG
Birth name Nana Richard Abiona
Born Tooting, South London, England[1]
Origin Mitcham, South London, England[2]
Genres British hip hop, Afrobeat
Occupations Rapper, singer, songwriter
Instruments Rapping
Years active 2011–present
Labels 3Beat (2013–present)
Associated acts Wyclef Jean, Elephant Man, Itz Tiffany, Sarkodie, Wande Coal
Website fuseodg.com

Nana Richard Abiona, known by his stage name Fuse ODG, is a British musician of Ghanaian descent.[3] He is best known for his 2013 single "Antenna" which peaked to number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, where he attended the Archbishop Lanfranc School. Growing up in Mitcham, South London.[2]

Music career[edit]

2013–present: Breakthrough[edit]

On 2 June 2013 Fuse ODG released his debut single "Antenna", the song peaked to number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked to number 85 on the Irish Singles Chart. On 29 September 2013 he released the single "Azonto," the song peaked to number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 19 October 2013, he was awarded 'Best African Act' at the MOBO Award's 18th Anniversary.[4] He recently won four awards at the urban Music awards 2013; winning the best music video, best single, best artiste and the best collaboration.[5] On 29 December 2013 he released the single "Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)", the song peaked to number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, the song also peaked to number 65 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[6]
BEL (Vl)
[7]
BEL (Wa)
[8]
IRE
[9]
NL
[10]
SCO
[11]
2013 "Antenna" 7 87 78 85 9 Non-album singles
"Azonto"
(featuring Itz Tiffany)
30 91 38
"Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)" 5 65 11
2014 "Dangerous Love"
(featuring Sean Paul)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Nominated work Result Ref
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Pop Pending [13]
Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song of the Year "Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)" Pending [14]
Vodafone Song of the Year Pending
"Down On One"
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Pending
Best Collaboration of the Year Pending
World Music Awards World's Best Male Artist Pending [15]
World's Best Live Act Pending
World's Best Entertainer of The Year Pending
2013 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Dance Video "Antenna"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
Nominated [16]
Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song of the Year Won [17]
Song Of The Year Nominated
MOBO Awards Best African Act Won [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McQuaid, Ian (31 January 2014). "Fuse ODG: the Afrobeats trailblazer who's ready to blow". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b http://hangout.altsounds.com/news/158309-dance-craze-antenna-uks-biggest-afrobeats-export.html
  3. ^ "Chipmunk, Fuse Odg To Thrill Fans On Dec. 27", Modern Ghana, 19 December 2011, http://www.modernghana.com/music/16894/3/chipmunk-fuse-odg-to-thrill-fans-on-dec-27.html
  4. ^ "Fuse ODG Wins MOBO at the 18th Anniversary Awards". What's Good? Online. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  5. ^ http://infolodge.net/blog/blog/2013/11/25/fuse-odg-claims-top-gongs-urban-music-awards-2013/
  6. ^ "Fuse ODG > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company. 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Fuse ODG". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Peak positions in Ireland:
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Fuse ODG". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  12. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Fuse ODG" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. 
  13. ^ "Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido lead nominations for MTV Africa Music Awards". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  14. ^ "Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2014 Nominees List Out – Check It Now". Ghana News Report. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "D’banj, Tuface, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Davido, Kcee Nominated At World Music Awards". Channels Tv. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  16. ^ Niyi, Adenrele (3 September 2013). "2013 Channel O Africa Music Awards unveils nominees". National Mirror. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (20 May 2013). "Wizkid wins African Artiste of the year at Ghana music awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "And the 2013 MOBO winners are...". EveningTimes. Retrieved 19 October 2013.